Powercoders is a coding academy for refugees, The next boot-camp will start on September 25th in Zurich.

The 3 months coding academy is followed by a 3 to 6 months internship. The ultimate goal of the Powercoders program is the permanent placement of trained refugees in IT-companies and IT-departments. Participation is free of charge (additional help for laptop, food and transportation are offered) and includes a mentoring program. The coding academy takes place at Impact Hub Zürich, Garage.

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We are looking for mentors!

Arriving in a new country is never easy. Our students have to learn a lot about Switzerland as a country and society, and how it works. Therefore we want to support them with mentors at eye level throughout the whole program. The mentors work on a voluntary basis. More information concerning the mentoring you find here (in German).

Application until 15th of September 2017!

We are looking for developers!

Are you a developer around Zürich or Winterthur and are you interested in supporting our program by coaching or teaching on a voluntary basis?

Join us!

Apply as a teacher / coach
We are looking for IT-companies!

Are you an IT-company in Zürich and are you interested in supporting us by offering a trainee program?

Support us!

Apply for offering an internship

Blogposts and News Articles

20. 9. 2017 Selbst gute Voraussetzungen reichen nicht unbedingt für einen Job
27. 8. 2017 Mannar Hielal ergreift ihre «silberne Chance»
26. 8. 2017 Vom Flüchtling zum Computercrack
9. 8. 2017 Powercoders: IT-Kurs als Flucht nach vorn
10. 7. 2017 Powercoders: Hier programmieren Geflüchtete
7. 7. 2017 Programmieren statt putzen
6. 7. 2017 Webdevelopment als Integrationsweg nutzen
20. 2. 2017 Mit Javascript zum ersten Job
31. 12. 2016 Mit Computercode in die Arbeitswelt
1. 12. 2016 IT-Lösung für Flüchtlinge

Who we are.

We are a very dedicated core team supported by over a hundred of volunteers.

The core team for Zürich:



We are supported by the Impact Hub community.

If you have any questions regarding Powercoders do not hesitate to get in touch with us at info@powercoders.org.

We are supported.

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Community Partner

Internship Partner

Online Learning Sponsor